The other evening I was visiting with one of our Sisters about a difficult situation that continues to plague me. Sometimes interpersonal relationships can be a challenge!
The particular situation we were discussing has been an ongoing trial and I seem not to be making any headway.
During our conversation, she mentioned that she had been learning more about “Mary, Undoer of Knots” lately. I remembered that, when I was in Germany last Spring for our Congregation’s special celebration, a Church we had visited had a special connection with this devotion.
To me, this image (of Mary, Undoer of Knots) is a poignant one. How often we have circumstances that seem like a tangle with which we are powerless!
I actually have a few “knots” I’m facing right now. Actually, unlike those that just “pop up” in my floss when I’m embroidering, these have been lurking for some time. Personal knots, I find, can be troubles I face with others or myself. I just can’t get them out on my own.
I’ve been praying for grace to deal with these issues, but this morning, this prayer took a new angle.
I came across a novena to “Mary, Undoer of Knots” which I’ve now started, seeking Our Lady’s powerful intercession to help me with these troublesome tangles.